The Library of the Future clearly springs from the seeds we are currently planting and nurturing in collaboration with stakeholders throughout our extended onsite-online communities. With collaboration at the heart of the process, we can see what has and is currently working, and build upon our successes to work toward creating the library of the future through an inclusive, dynamic strategic-planning process.
Join us for this highly-interactive one-hour “Flipped Classroom-model” exploration of what we all see developing now and how we can take advantage of those developments to continue creating a library of the future that meets our communities’ varied needs.
Those who want to take advantage of the Flipped Classroom-model approach are encouraged to skim the following resources before attending the session:
“Library of the Future: Trends”
ALA Center for the Future of Libraries

“The Future Is Digital”
Phil Morehart, American Libraries, August 18, 2016

“The New York Public Library Is Moving 1.5 Million Books to an Underground Lair”
Sarah Laskow, Atlas Obscura, August 17, 2016 http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-new-york-public-library-is-moving-15-million-books-to-an-underground-lair

“The Changing World of Library Reference”
Andrew Richard Albanese and Brian Kenney, Publishers Weekly, August 26, 2016

Participants, by the time they leave the session, will:
• Have at least three resources that can be incorporated into strategic-planning efforts to design the library of the future
• Be able to cite at least three current developments that are likely to have tremendous impacts on how the library of the future continues to develop
• Have identified at least two concrete steps they will take within the next month to prepare themselves and their colleagues for the library of the future


Original broadcast December 8, 2016

Paul Signorelli ~ Biography
Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed, served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-instructional designer-presenter-social media strategist-consultant. He collaborates with clients and colleagues to identify and work with current trends in ways that help them better serve the communities with which they work; continues to serve on New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Project expert panels identifying and documenting educational-technology developments, trends, and challenges in libraries and other learning organizations; and writes extensively to document and promote ed-tech in